The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Wales
Rank 73 66 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 +32  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 38 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.40% 2.73% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.72% 9.29% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15 34 7
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.99%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 298 409 294
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 27.52% 29.42% 22.17%
Number of salaries quoted 214 335 248
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wales.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -7 16 £37,250 +24.16% 2
Mid Wales - 9 - -
West Wales -11 1 £25,000 -20.63%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) ISEB
3 15 (35.71%) SoapUI
4 14 (33.33%) Selenium
4 14 (33.33%) Finance
5 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
5 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
5 13 (30.95%) Test Strategy
6 12 (28.57%) Ranorex
6 12 (28.57%) LoadUI
6 12 (28.57%) Atlassian
6 12 (28.57%) LoadRunner
6 12 (28.57%) JMeter
7 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
8 10 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (23.81%) ITIL
9 9 (21.43%) SQL
9 9 (21.43%) ITSM
9 9 (21.43%) Service Management
9 9 (21.43%) Degree
9 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
9 9 (21.43%) System Testing
9 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Validation
11 7 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
12 6 (14.29%) QA
13 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) SoapUI
2 14 (33.33%) Selenium
3 12 (28.57%) JMeter
3 12 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 12 (28.57%) LoadUI
3 12 (28.57%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) Toad
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (47.62%) Test Analyst
3 13 (30.95%) Test Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Strategy Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Trainee
7 2 (4.76%) Trainee Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) SOAP
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
2 13 (30.95%) Test Strategy
2 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
3 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
4 10 (23.81%) ITIL
5 9 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 9 (21.43%) ITSM
5 9 (21.43%) Service Management
5 9 (21.43%) System Testing
5 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Validation
7 7 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Migration
9 5 (11.90%) SDLC
10 4 (9.52%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) C#
2 2 (4.76%) C++
2 2 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) ISEB
2 10 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Atlassian
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Sage
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